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Fermentation by gut microbiota cultured in a simulator of the human intestinal microbial ecosystem is improved by supplementing a soy germ powder

By De Boever, P. et al, Ghent, Belgium. J. Nutr 130 (2000): 2599-2606. Much of the research on health-promoting activities of soy products has been conducted focusing on the role of isoflavones. However, other soy constituents including dietary fiber, oligosaccharides, proteins, trace minerals and vitamins can also influence wellbeing and influence the efficacy of isoflavones. […]

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What is the difference between isoflavone glycosides and its aglycones?

Glycosides (Genistin, Daidzin, Glycitin) are isoflavones which have a sugar molecule bind to their structure. Aglycones (Genistein, Daidzein, Glycitein) are metabolites of the glycosides, without this sugar molecule that can be absorbed from the gut. They are the bioactive and absorbed fraction, where all health benefits are related to. Our body is well taking care […]

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